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minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
. >> reporter: doubts over evidence aside, for the white house, it's now decision time. >> president obama says syrian president bashar al-assad is responsible for a chemical attack on his own people. he promises accountability but says no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: but preparations are already underway for a potential strike. u.s. military assets are in the eastern mediterranean, ready to go whenever the president gives the order. and the white house is quickly laying out its case, amid concern from congress, which wants a role in the final decision. >> let congress authorize this activity. >> i'd like to have everybody in on this. >> i definitely believe that there needs to be a vote. >> reporter: the administration is briefing high-ranking members of congress and is expected to release an unclassified intelligence report with the evidence soon. in london, the prime minister, cameron, argued for military action. >> that is enough to inclu
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what direction your the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend executed by a firing squad. south korea newspaper is reporting singe
was burglarize. >> up next on 7 news at 11:00. an international set become for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend execute
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take th
no to any british involvement. a big pr blow to president barack obama and highlights growing concern that the u.s. is rushing to judgment. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian government was behind last week's chemical attack against civilians but so far we have not seen any of that evidence. in san francisco tonight, dozens of protesters held yellow signs saying more u.s. military action in the arab world would be a mistake. >> i am devastating. i hate what is happening there. but i also hate what we have done around the world. the reality is that we have created much of the stuff going on there. >>> president barack obama is still prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on syria. the white house is not saying when. the u.n. inspectors investigating the chemical attack will leave the country on saturday. >>> coming up, would you be willing to pay more for your burger? >> i get things backwards a lot lately. >> how the huge nfl settlement could change the life of this former 49er's star. >>> and finally an amusement park for little kids and adults. a l
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
holiday, coming up. >>> still no decision tonight from president obama of the possibility of a u.s. military intervention in syria, this is response to chemical weapons. chemical weapons must be held accountable. there are concerns that the u.s. may be alone in the effort, in britain the prim minister pushed for a tough response were shut down. >>> coming up, the yosemite national park fire continues to grow. we'll show you what firefighters are doing to protect the bay area's drinking water. >>> plus, a mysterious man who bit a dog, you heard that right, it is all caught on tape. >>> and of the bart strike, of what they're asking for and when they'll go back to work. kron 4 news. female narrator: through labor day female narrator: through labor day at sleep train, get 36 months interest-free financing plus big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic, plus free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save, but this special financing offer ends lab
no evidence of any lewd behavior with any student. >>> it's now 4:39. the white house says president obama would like to get international support for a military strike on syria but that ultimately he will make a decision based on america's best interest. the british parliament voted against a proposal for military prevention. but the president of france says he still in favor of a strike to punish the syrian government for the quote chemical massacre. some foreign policy experts say if the u.s. acts without international support, it could benefit syrian president is al- assad. >> otherwise he hands a side of propaganda victory. very few countries support the united states with military strikes. >> united nations chemical weapons inspectors in syria are expected to wrap up their investigation today. they have been interviewing people and collecting samples at the site of the reported chemical attack. we're hearing this morning the team returned to their hotel shortly after heading out. but we do not know why. earlier this week one of the u.n. cars was shot at by a sniper. >>> the irs annou
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
people. president obama promises accountability but no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: the united nations is wrapping up its investigation today and should reveal its results tomorrow. just yesterday britain voted against military action meaning the u.s. lost one of its top allies. but the military is poised to act. now five navy destroyers are off. former military leaders are worried though that the strain budget at the pentagon does not allow for action and they are worried about unintended consequences. i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the top u.s. intelligence officials says from now on he will release every year on how many top secret court orders are issued. the new policy is part of president obama's call for more transparency to convince americans that they are not being fie spied on. it follows revelations from documents leaked by former nsa the agency gathers
military action against syria. president barack obama is willing to act on his own. senior administration officials briefed more than 25 u.s. lawmakers in a conference call last night. they told members of congress they have intercepted communications from the syrian government ordering a chemical weapons attack. 1300 people were killed last week including women and children. the united nations inspectors are still in syria. what they are doing and how it would impact the military strike. i'm working on that story for you at 7:15. >>> budget cuts in the nation's capitol has some scientists trying to decide if they want to move out of the country. a new study shows the majority of scientists are getting less federal help for their research than they were three years ago. nearly 20% of scientists are considering moving overseas to continue their research. >>> another new study shows testing by the navy could be putting marine animal lives at risk. they looked at training plans for waters off the east coast, southern california, and hawaii over the next five years. the navy may kill hundreds
evidence chemical weapons were used against the syrian people. president obama has not made a final decision. the "new york times" reports a strike could occur as the united nations inspectors leave the country. >>> there is new talk of adding 200 more police officers in san jose. mayor chuck reed and city council member sam liccardo are backing that idea. the four-year plan includes filling current vacancies and adding 400 cops. it would be a shot in the arm for a department that lost officers in a long running pension dispute. >>> fire victims in fairfield want to know who should have trimmed the dry brush behind their homes? this grass fire that started along the freeway tuesday jumped into their neighborhood destroying 5 homes and damaging 10 more. homeowners met on marigold drive today demanding answers from the city but city leaders told them even they are not sure who is responsible for maintaining that land, the city or the state. the city says it's looking into it. >>> a fast-food walkout in dozens of cities around the country. why bay area workers are risking their jobs to
of chemical weapons that could send gases across the region. the obama administration says the president is prepared to move ahead with limited military action. >> congress members from both parties have voiced reservations about using force against president have the president's regime but they have little chance of stopping it. >>> meanwhile, one country won't be getting involved soon is britain. today the parliament voted against a motion to participate in any military strike. the parliament members say they need more evidence that al assad is upon for chemical attacks before they approve any action. >>> it has been nearly two months since that deadly crash at sfo. >> while the official cause of the crash remains open, we went in search of answers and we discovered something that they have been quietly warning about. >> the ntsb investigators are reviewing to see if it played a role in this crash. you've been following this since day one. >> absolutely. we learned that pilots call it flying by the stick versus flying by glass. manually piloting an airplane versus relying on auto pilot
voted not to intervene in syria. that could leave the u.s. to go at it alone. president obama is expected to unveil evidence today. >> the latest wave of attacks and iraq, primarily targeting shiites, is being claimed by zeral-qaidas branch in the country. the group says the this week's bombings were in retaliation. at least 82 people are dead. more than 4000 people have been killed in violent attacks since the start of april. >> a judge in los angeles has ruled that a lesbian army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits. the judge said that a federal cold the city is bows as a person of the opposite sex is unconstitutional since the high court's decision along legally married gay couples the right to health care benefits. the department of veterans affairs denied an application from veteran tracey cooper-harris . >> employees are returning to work this morning following the largest strike to ever hit the fast food industry. yesterday, workers walked off the job across 60 cities nationwide including the bay area. organizers say that most a fast-food wo
half-hour, president obama said he has not decided what action to take against syria in response to the u.s. conclusion that it has used chemical weapons. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons, by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> earlier, secretary of state, john kerry told the nation, the united states knows the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people and will take action. kerry said the chemical attack killed at least 1,439 people. 426 of them children. he said it's important that the united states and other nations respond. >> it malters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching. they
. president obama was counting on england support to punish assad rae jeem over chemical weapon attack. president likely there's act on his own. here's jim avila. >> president hyped closed doors meeting with members of the national security tee. already label unhappy warrior by "time"magazine. promising 90 million tear action will be limited and tailored. today is spokesman emphasize to go war weary american people the u.s. is not planning an all out attack on syria or military attempt to topple assad. >> what we are talking about here is very discreate and limited. >> white house making the case syrian chemical weapons threaten our ally. turkey jordan and israel. our military bases and embassy in the middle east. end of the world in general. because allowing the use by sir why only encourages other dictators and terrorists. the chairman of the house intelligence committee says he agrees but wants more consultation with congress before the president acts. >> this is serious as it gets. you will engagement u.s. military. consequences for doing that. consequences for not doing
voted against intervening in a stunning move. the white house says president obama has not yet made a decision but is prepared to act alone. intelligence report will be released publicly today that reportedly proves that syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is responsible for a chemical attack that killed hundreds of men, women, and children. >> happening today a bill aimed at making limousines safer place as critical vote before a state asimply committee. the bill follows the death of five women on the san mateo bridge in may when the limousine burst into flames. state senator hill sponsored the bill this calls for all let scenes to carry two fire sting -- extinguishers and to meet federal and state safety standards. >> san diego mayor filner is expected to finally leave office if disgrace. he is a ten term congressman who leaves office less than nine months into the four year term as mayor and steps down a week after a defiant speech which he told the city council he was the innocent victim of a lynch mob. the city council president will serve as mayor until a november 19 spe
obama's doing in handling this situation, and lawmakers are voicing their own concerns following a briefing. andrea mitchell, good morning. >> good morning. the white house shared intelligence with top members of congress but only by telephone leaving many wondering and wanting a lot more detail on this mission. even though the white house does plan to go it alone without a key ally. >> reporter: as protesters outside demonstrated against any military action against syria, inside, the national security team scrambled to build support for targeted strikes, briefing key members of congress by telephone thursday night. defense secretary hagel called in from the philippines. the president did not join the call. >> i was really disappointed in that. one of the things that has really bothered me is the president drawing a red line without knowing, in his mind, what he would do if he crossed the red line. >> i do think he needs to come up and consult with congress. again, you know, a few phone calls and those kinds of things, you have to have a robust discussion. >> others on the call i
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